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How to help your League of Ireland club financially during the Coronavirus shutdown - a guide

Tue, Apr 07 2020

First-team and academy training has been suspended across the board as clubs put the health of their players and staff ...

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Galway United launch new online store as league shutdown hits revenue

Tue, Apr 07 2020

2020 club jerseys retail at €60 apiece for adults and €45 for children, while a range of training tops and ...

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Drogheda United consider following Dundalk in converting to astroturf following coronavirus shutdown

Tue, Apr 07 2020

Like all clubs in the League of Ireland, the curtailing of regular income has forced the Boynesiders to explore creative ...

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'It's just a little gesture to give back to a very good cause' - Cabinteely captain Conor Keeley on charity drive in aid of Aoibheann's Pink Tie

Thu, Apr 02 2020

Conor, captain of Cabinteely and his brother Josh – Ireland underage international and St Patrick’s Athletic under-19 goalkeeper have decided ...

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First Division Wexford offer free season pass for the remainder of the season to frontline workers amid Covid-19 crisis

Sun, Mar 29 2020

Like their peers in the League of Ireland, Wexford will be hoping to restart their season on June 19th – ...

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The plane that didn't arrive, the stands that did - The story of Longford Town's maiden European voyage of 2001

Sat, Mar 28 2020

Such was the story behind getting the tie played, this trip was never really about the result such was the ...

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Alan Reynolds: You could say that I resigned, but basically I was sacked and rightly so

Sat, Mar 28 2020

A no-nonsense midfielder during his playing days, Waterford boss Alan Reynolds was initially thrown in the managerial deep end at ...

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Former Drogheda United striker Lee Duffy to appear on Late Late Show to discuss Covid-19 battle

Fri, Mar 27 2020

The Dubliner tested positive for the condition three weeks ago and spent eight days in hospital on a ventilator after ...

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Drogheda United's Jack Tuite staying focused as football gets put on hold until June

Thu, Mar 26 2020

Recent Drogheda United recruit Jack Tuite – who just joined from First Division rivals Cabinteely – is one who has ...

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Jason O'Connor: It takes a special type of person to become that special type of player, the striker

Tue, Mar 24 2020

If you see a young player celebrating scoring a goal, encourage it, because you just might have a future Gary ...

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Eir Sport to show all nine classic Setanta Sports Cup finals this week

Mon, Mar 23 2020

The cross-border competition took place over nine seasons between 2005 and 2014 with Shamrock Rovers and Drogheda United each picking ...

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Drogheda United offer free entry for home and away fans for their first home game when the league resumes

Sun, Mar 22 2020

The County Louth outfit have also offered free publicity to local businesses on the night as they look to bring ...

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Former Drogheda United striker Lee Duffy warns peers 'not to take this lightly' after being hospitalised with Covid-19

Sun, Mar 22 2020

The Dubliner doesn’t fit the profile of those most vulnerable to the disease – a young, healthy athlete with no ...

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Cork City to stop paying players and some staff from next week due to difficulties caused by Covid-19 shutdown

Sat, Mar 21 2020

The Rebel Army follow the lead of Sligo Rovers, who confirmed earlier this week that all staff and players have ...

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League of Ireland suspension set to last until June 19th as EA Sports Cup is cancelled

Fri, Mar 20 2020

The EA Sports Cup will be deferred for a year, while First Division clubs explore the possibility of fulfilling their ...

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Longford Town's Dean Byrne continues recovery following successful surgery

Wed, Mar 18 2020

In a tweet released by Longford Town, the club have wished the forward well in his recovery

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Davy O'Connor: 'Football is not immune to the infliction of mental struggle - it can be easy to forget the person behind the player'

Tue, Mar 17 2020

Recently, over two weekends in February, every football team from across the Premier League, Football League to Women’s Super League ...

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Extratime.ie Sportscast Season 8 Episode 7 - Treaty Utd, Cork City's Takeover and The Secret Life of Tony Cascarino

Tue, Mar 17 2020

Declan Marron and Macdara Ferris bring you a sort of sequel to our Christmas book special to suggest some good ...

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Drogheda United suspend payments to playing and management staff

Mon, Mar 16 2020

The club’s move comes in light of the continuing COVID-19 outbreak – with League of Ireland football being called off ...

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'I never thought I would ever put on a Shamrock Rovers jersey, but you do things like this when you need to' - Conan Byrne on charity walk in aid of Irish Cancer Society

Sun, Mar 15 2020

No man to shirk away from a challenge, League of Ireland legend Conan Byrne is once again on a charity ...

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EA Sports Cup Report: UCC 1 - 1 Cobh Ramblers (Cobh win 4-3 on penalties AET)

Thu, Mar 12 2020

Cobh Ramblers progressed in the EA Sports Cup following a 4-3 penalty shoot-out win against UCC after a 1-1 draw ...

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EA Sports Cup Report: Galway United 2 - 0 Athlone Town

Wed, Mar 11 2020

Galway United dumped Athlone Town out of the EA Sports Cup first round for the second year in a row ...

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EA Sports Cup Preview: Wexford -v- Bray Wanderers

Mon, Mar 09 2020

Wexford will look for revenge on Bray Wanderers on Tuesday night after Gary Cronin’s men beat them in the league ...

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League Report: Cobh Ramblers 3 - 2 Athlone Town

Mon, Mar 09 2020

In conditions that would test the most hardened of players, ten man Cobh Ramblers beat Athlone Town 3-2 in a ...

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Aidan Price: 'We are trying to instill that in them, whether they've been with us since 12 years of age or just a couple of months, that it means something to play for Shamrock Rovers'

Sun, Mar 08 2020

It has been quite the eventful start for Shamrock Rovers II. Before a ball was even kicked the second coming ...

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EA Sports Cup Report: Cabinteely 4 - 3 Crumlin United (AET)

Sun, Mar 08 2020

But Cabo came back from the dead – and levelled through Casey, before forward Oliver White nipped in at the ...

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EA Sports Cup Preview: Cabinteely -v- Crumlin United

Sat, Mar 07 2020

Crumlin United’s last competitive outing against a League of Ireland side saw them fall to a 4-1 defeat away to ...

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League Report: Drogheda United 5 - 1 UCD

Sat, Mar 07 2020

Five goals from five different players saw Drogheda United pick up their first home win of the season with a ...

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League Report: Cabinteely 1 - 0 Shamrock Rovers II

Fri, Mar 06 2020

Ten-man Cabinteely secured a late, late win over Shamrock Rovers II as Shane Barnes’ late header was the difference between ...

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League Preview: Longford Town -v- Bray Wanderers

Fri, Mar 06 2020

“De Town” will look to go three games out of three unbeaten at the start of their league campaign as ...

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League Preview: Drogheda United -v- UCD

Fri, Mar 06 2020

The Boynesiders defeat last time out has seen them drop to fourth in the First Division table – with their ...

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League Preview: Wexford -v- Galway United

Thu, Mar 05 2020

Wexford will be going into Friday night looking to get their first win of the season when Galway United visit ...

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League Preview: Cabinteely -v- Shamrock Rovers II

Thu, Mar 05 2020

After starting the 2020 SSE Airtricity League First Division season with maximum points against Bray Wanderers and Athlone Town, Cabinteely ...

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2020 League of Ireland - Match Officials - Gameweek 5

Thu, Mar 05 2020

Paul McLaughlin will also be the man in the middle in the battle of the rovers on Saturday night at ...

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2020 League of Ireland Suspension List - Gameweek 5

Thu, Mar 05 2020

Defender Andre Burley will miss Waterford’s home tie against Derry City in the Premier Division, while Rory Feely is also ...

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"I thought we were the better team for the majority of the game, but we didn't take our chances" - Richie O'Farrell relishing clash against former side

Thu, Mar 05 2020

Midfielder Richie O’Farrell was one of seven new players signed by Drogheda United during the off season.

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Extratime.ie Sportscast Season 8 Episode 5 - The Giant Pencil edition

Wed, Mar 04 2020

Finn Harps boss Ollie Horgan dials in to talk about rebuilding the side for his seventh year at the club

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Killian Brennan: I do regret not signing for Drogheda earlier in my career, but circumstances stopped that

Sun, Mar 01 2020

Having won every major domestic cup and league winner's medal, Killian Brennan still believes that he should have joined his ...

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League of Ireland Attendances 2020 -- Gameweek 3

Sun, Mar 01 2020

Snow and rain prevented a full programme of Premier Division games taking place in Gameweek 3. Finn Harps versus Shelbourne ...

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UCD's Yoyo Mahdy pleased as the Students earn their first league win since July

Sat, Feb 29 2020

The clash saw the Students secure their first league win since July when they defeated Bohemians at the Belfield Bowl

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Cobh boss Stuart Ashton laments missed chances as his side fall to late defeat

Sat, Feb 29 2020

Yoyo Mahdy’s late winner was the difference between the sides, despite a commanding display from the Rams

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League Report: Shamrock Rovers II 1 - 1 Galway United

Sat, Feb 29 2020

Brandon Kavanagh’s free-kick gave the hosts the lead before Barry struck late to give Alan Murphy’s side their first point ...

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League of Ireland Attendances 2020 -- Gameweek 2

Sat, Feb 29 2020

Gameweek 2 featured nine games after the Galway United versus Athlone Town fixture was postponed due to adverse weather conditions. ...

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League Report: Drogheda United 0 - 1 Longford Town

Sat, Feb 29 2020

Longford were the better side in the first half, winning a number of early frees but their first chance came ...

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League Report: Bray Wanderers 2 - 0 Wexford

Fri, Feb 28 2020

Goals from League of Ireland veteran Gary Shaw and youngster Andy Moran were enough to earn a win for the ...

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League Report: UCD 1 - 0 Cobh Ramblers

Fri, Feb 28 2020

Yoyo Mahdy’s 87th minute strike saw UCD squeeze past Cobh Ramblers on Friday evening at the Belfield Bowl.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers II -v- Galway United

Fri, Feb 28 2020

Shamrock Rovers II play their first home game of the season tomorrow afternoon when they welcome Galway United to Tallaght ...

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Live Updates - 2020 SSE Airtricity League of Ireland - Gameweek 4

Fri, Feb 28 2020

Friday night sees the third of the 2020 SSE League of Ireland season already with four games in each division ...

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League Preview: Drogheda United -v- Longford Town

Fri, Feb 28 2020

Longford came out on top on all three occasions last term

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